Boas told The National yesterday during the Hunters fun day at NFS that he was still nursing an injured right wrist and was hoping to be fit to play in two weeks’ time but would not be risked if not 100 per cent.
“It’s okay but it still hurts a bit so I have not been doing the heavy contact stuff at training,” Boas said.
“We’re just trying to look after it so it can get right quickly.
“If the hand doesn’t heal in time I probably won’t play. It’s only a preseason trial but its’ against the Broncos. I’m aiming to be fit and ready for the first round.”
Hunters coach Michael Marum said the cast around Boas hand was removed last month but he was still no certainty to be play against the Broncos. “We’ve been monitoring Ase’s injury since it came out of the cast. We’ve got two weeks to go so we’ll see how it goes,” Marum said.
“We have other options for halves combinations which will include Watson (Boas), William Mone and Charlie Simon.
Marum said he was aware that the Broncos would be bringing their strongest side and the Hunters were looking forward to testing themselves against full-fledged NRL side.
He said the club would head into the fixture with the aim of doing well but also on gaining valuable experience for the coming Q-Cup season.
“The boys are training well with the new ones fitting in,” he said.
“We have 12 home games and 11 away games this season so it’s going to be another tough year especially since we are the defending champions.” The National